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Owl Moon

Posted on September 11th, 2019 in STEM literacy links

Owl Moon | Author: Jane Yolen  | Age: 4+ years

Child with adult on snowy hill and large moon in background

‘Owl Moon’ takes the reader to a quiet winter night where the moon shines bright onto a snowy landscape. It’s in this peaceful yet intriguing setting, that a young girl and her father go on an owling adventure. With heightened senses, daughter and father walk through the wintry landscape and listen out for the sounds of the haunting owl.

This book is all about experiencing with all your senses and being aware of the here and now. Ask the children if they have gone for a walk when it was dark outside. How did it feel? What did they hear? Does the night air smell differently? Did they spot any nocturnal animals? Use this story to go outdoors to explore the surroundings and encourage families to go on adventure walks.

With our book recommendations, we want to help you spark a conversation that leads children to discover STEM in their everyday lives. Have the courage to go beyond the obvious STEM connections and embrace all questions that may come out of your discussion with the children.

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